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Sunrise Highway crash in Valley Stream leaves 3 hurt, 1 seriously, cops say

The three cars in the accident are seen

The three cars in the accident are seen on the eastbound side of Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream shortly after the Jan. 19, 2016 collision. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

A man was critically injured when he lost control of his car Tuesday on Sunrise Higway in Valley Stream and struck an oncoming car, which then crashed into a third vehicle, Nassau police said.

The driver, 36, was going west shortly before 6:30 a.m. when his Nissan Altima veered across the grassy median and hit an eastbound Hyundai Elantra and that caused the second car to collide with a Nissan Pathfinder, police said.

All three were taken to the hospital, but the injuries of the other vehicles’ drivers, both women age 55, were not life-threatening, police said.

The first two vehicles were impounded for brake and safety checks, police said, while the Pathfinder was taken by a family member.

The crash closed Sunrise Highway between Hook Creek Boulevard in Rosedale and Green Acres Road in Valley Stream, and police said it was reopened at 11:12 a.m.

Homicide detectives said the investigation is ongoing. Police did not release the drivers’ names.

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